Tuesday 1 February 2022

How to Use Google Text to Speech?

How to Use Google Text to Speech

Speech-to-text is one of the latest productivity hacks multiple people use to make written sentences. The feature allows you to do this very simply and quickly. The counterpart of this feature, i.e., text-to-speech, can assist you with productivity also. It listens to the text read back to the user in a robotic voice. Besides, it also helps you catch skipped words, grammar mistakes, and awkward phrasing. In this blog post, you will know how to use the Google Text To Speech feature on your mobile. Thus, you are capable of having texts read out loud. We also notify you about the process of managing the voice and Language that are used for reading text aloud. 

 How to Use Google Text to Speech - Tips and Tricks

We have given here the process of using text-to-speech on the android smartphone.

How to enable Google text-to-speech:

  •  First, your job is to head towards the device's settings
  • Then, you are required to tap on the "Accessibility" option. 
  • You might have to click on the "Vision," but it relies on the device that you use. 
  • After that, your task is to select the "Select to Speak" option. 
  • At last, you need to toggle on the feature and then tap on the "Ok" in the pop-up window for confirmation.

You can see a circle popping up with the text-to-speech icon, or it can be available in the lower-right corner of the display. However, it relies on the type of device that you use.

How to use Google text-to-speech:

As soon as you have completed setting up the feature and some text is written you want to read back to you, it is the method you should perform.

  • You need first to hit the text-to-speech icon. After tapping on the icon, a red stop button appears in front of you, along with a greyed-out play button. 
  • Now, you are required to select the speech and then choose what you want; read back to you. Then, you need to drag the finger across your display when more than a section is available. You should tap on the play button to have all the things on display read back to you with button commands. 
  • Finally, your job is to hit the play button to start the text-to-speech playback.

The way to adjust Text-to-Speech Voices and Options:

Android platform provides more control over the voice and Language used to read text while using Select to Speak. You can change the accent, Language, pitch, or speed of the synthesized text voice.

  • You need to scroll the display from the top of it, and then you have to hit the gear icon. 
  • Next, your task is to click on the General management. The location of the features varies in multiple Android versions. You need to use your search icon if you don't find this here. 
  • Then, it would be best to tap on the Language and input. 
  • After that, you are required to click on the Text-to-speech. 
  • You should then manage the Speech rate and Pitch in the menu available on display. Please continue to do this till it is not making sounds the way you want. 
  • If you are willing to change the Language, you need to click on the Language option. After that, you are required to select your preferred language that you are willing to hear when text is read aloud. 

Specify text-to-speech settings:

If you want to specify the text-to-speech settings, then perform the steps.

  • First, your job is to navigate to the device's Settings app and open it. 
  • Then, your task is to choose Accessibility, and then you have to tap on the Text-to-speech output. 
  • Now, you should select the preferred engine, Language, speech rate, and pitch. The default text-to-speech engine relies on the device that you use. These are— Google's Text-to-speech engine, the device manufacturer's engine, and third-party text-to-speech engines ( from the Google Play Store).
  • If you want to listen to speech synthesis, you should tap on Play. Whether you are willing to install voice data, you should choose Settings and Install voice data. Select the Language that you are willing to install.


We hope now you can understand how to use the Google text-to-speech feature. If you want, you can use Select to Speak With Google Lens. It helps to read simple text-like signs available in the real world.

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